Giving little compliments away can mean so much
Today, we have another inspirational post from contributor, Stephanie Carfrae. She is a Creative Writing Graduate; you can find her own blog at www.stephcarfrae.blogspot.co.uk and I think you will be inspired by Stephanie's first video on YouTube
I think it’s important to always be considerate of other people’s feelings. Like remembering when important things happen in their lives, especially if they’re fearful of that event. That’s why giving little compliments away can mean so much. It can brighten someone’s day. It can be a simple thing such as ‘I like that colour on you’ or ‘I really liked your work today’. As is well known in the world by now, that children don’t respond if there’s someone putting them down, they respond more to small encouragements. We are all like little children and that is nothing to be ashamed of! Just now our little encouragements have developed into compliments. So give one away.
They’re not hard to give and they can be about anything – usually a visible feature about them. Compliments are great to give away but also to receive. How did you react when somebody said they liked your scarf? In this hypothetical situation you see that compliments are not seasonal. They can be about anything, and it’s a win-win situation. You’ll go away feeling good because you’ve brightened someone’s day and they have a smile on their face. How long that smile lasts isn’t up to you – but you will have offered them some warmth to their heart and you don’t know that could be just what they need.
If a momentary smile crosses someone’s lips – because of what someone just remarked upon it will heighten their appreciation (hopefully) and they will go around passing the same kind cheer-ups. If you are kind to somebody – no matter who they are – they will respect you. They might not know that they do this but they will. Earning respect is like telling a child to see if he/she can build that tower up higher without knocking it down. And seeing how far you get.
Stephanie Carfrae is a regular contributor. She is a Creative Writing Graduate; you can find her own blog at www.stephcarfrae.blogspot.co.uk and I think you will be inspired by Stephanie's first video on YouTube